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    I doubt that you can actually keep ick out of an aquarium. It is there, just waiting for something to stress the fish out.
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    The bottom line of the matter is to do whatever it takes to reduce their stress, whether it be from understocking your tank, slightly underfeeding the fish, and keeping temperatures stable. One more comment on preventative medications: They are only meant to be temporary, for shipping purposes. We tried as best we could to wean them from the meds as quickly as possible and only have a cursory concentration when we bag them. Fish on medication is like cp's grown indoors. Do it when necessary, but toughen them to the real world as soon as possible.

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    Yup, I agree with everyone [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I found this product, maybe you heard of it. Its by Aquarium Pharm and its called Stress Coat

    It replaces the natural slime coating fish need in times of stress, such as handling, shipping or fighting. Has Aloe Vera to prevent the loss of essential electrolytes and protect damaged tissue against disease-causing organisms. Helps heal torn fins and skin wounds. Use when setting up aquarium, changing water, or adding fish.

    Also it instantly removes chlorine and chloramines, making tap water safe for fish. Neutralizes heavy metals.

    They have really great products

    http://www.aquariumpharm.com/

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    I use it, but not as much as they suggest. I kinda doubt aloe vera actually benefits the fish.


    But it is dechlorinator.
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    Have you used it as they suggest with negative effects? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    We have a pond outside with gold fish, and in the winter, we take them out and put them in an aquarium and they all died because of ick, and i bought tons of medication too. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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